If you know anything about wood working then you know that drying your wood is important. There are different methods used for drying wood and the most used method today is the kiln dried method. According to Tom McPoyle wood working experts mostly prefer the air dried method because it seems to be the best way to preserve the wood. There is a process to air drying adds Tom; wood that is air dried needs to have the ends sealed. Sealing the ends keeps the moisture from leaving the wood too quickly which can cause it to split. If you apply lacquer to the ends or paint them this could help prevent the ends of the wood from splitting as well. Tom suggests that you use splints between the wood to allow for air flow. Tom also mentions that you shouldn’t the wood off the ground. Stacking the wood loosely will help the wood to dry quicker. While there may be many ways to dry your wood, the idea is to take your time so you don’t ruin it by rushing. If you want to read more log onto Tom McPoyle’s blog-site at: http://www.woodworkchat.com/?
Now that you’ve been into wood working for a while you’ve decided to try making some of your own furniture. Making furniture is an art and if you’ve never tried making any you might want to begin with a small piece. Tom McPoyle suggests you begin with making a bench or a table when it comes to making furniture. If you’re not sure where you should start, try hoping on the internet for some suggestions. The internet or magazines may offer blueprints or at least help you get started with your furniture making project. Furniture making isn’t easy, but it can be fun and very rewarding. If you want to read more on wood working log onto: http://www.woodworkchat.com/